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MongoDB get maximum value in Java

MongoDB get maximum value in Java

To get/find a maximum value from a collection in MongoDB is similar to getting a max value from a column in SQL.

Corresponding SQL query is similar to this

Select max(Column_Name) from Table_Name

Consider a collection called loan created as below { _id: 10, item: "Personal Loans", interest: 14 } ) { _id: 10, item: "Home Loans", interest: 12 } ) { _id: 10, item: "Car Loans", interest: 16 } )

Let's find out the loan category having maximum interest rate among the three inserted in the collection above:

This example above has 3 interest rates 12 - Home Loans, 14 - Personal Loans, 16 - Car Loans

To get the maximum loan value use below query{interest: -1}).limit(1)

Java Example :


import com.mongodb.BasicDBObject;
import com.mongodb.DB;
import com.mongodb.DBCollection;
import com.mongodb.DBCursor;
import com.mongodb.DBObject;
import com.mongodb.Mongo;

public class MongoDBFindMaximum {
 public static void main(String args[]) throws UnknownHostException {
  DB database = getDatabase();
  DBCollection collection = database.getCollection("loans");

  DBObject sort = new BasicDBObject();
  sort.put("interest", -1);
  DBCursor cursor = collection.find().sort(sort).limit(1);
  while (cursor.hasNext()) {

 public static DB getDatabase() throws UnknownHostException {
  Mongo mongo = new Mongo("localhost", 27017);
  DB database = mongo.getDB("yourdb");
  return database;


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